NC Highway Patrol applicant collapses, dies

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Submitted: Thu, 02/23/2012 - 1:40am
Updated: Thu, 02/23/2012 - 3:20am By:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway
Patrol says an applicant has collapsed and died after completing a
1.5-mile run.

Sgt. Jeff Gordon said Wednesday that the applicant had just
completed the run which is part of the screening process when he
collapsed around 12:30 p.m. The applicant’s identity hasn’t been

Gordon said medical personnel were on hand at the patrol
training academy in south Raleigh and provided care until emergency
personnel arrived. The applicant was transported to Wake Medical
Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Gordon said applicants are required to take a written test as
well as a fitness test which consists of push-up, sit-up and
flexibility tests in addition to the run. He said applicants must
meet a certain percentile to pass.

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